Real estate forecast calls for soft landing -- with turbulence

Anderson Forecast predicts prolonged correction in home prices

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The housing market will not crash unless the job market weakens significantly, though home prices are expected to stagnate for at least five years during this down cycle, according to the latest Anderson Forecast.

Produced by a University of California, Los Angeles, center, the forecast calls for the market prices of homes to hold steady over the next five years, which equates to a drop of about 15 percent to 20 percent in real terms because of projected inflation.